Dementia care presents a huge challenge to health and social care both now and in the future. The number of those in the UK with dementia is expected to increase to 1.4 million in the next 30 years. Regardless of the field of nursing all nurses need to understand the experiences of a person with dementia and the issues related to their care. This book provides an introduction to dementia care for nursing students with an emphasis on humanizing care. Real life case studies show the person behind the patient and explore the ethical dilemmas that a nurse may face. Key Features • Linked to the latest NMC Standards and ESCs for degree-level education • Real life case studies link theoretical discussion to actual patient care • Activities help build problem-solving and decision-making skills • Explores how the subject is relevant to all fields of practice

The Context of Dementia Care

The context of dementia care

NMC Standards for Pre-registration Nursing Education

This chapter offers the context of dementia care nursing so will not address any domain in detail, but it will provide support for all four domains of the pre-registration nursing competencies, most significantly the following:

Domain 1: Professional Values

  • All nurses must fully understand the nurse's various roles, responsibilities and functions, and adapt their practice to meet the changing needs of people, groups, communities and populations.

Domain 4: Leadership, Management and Team Working

  • All nurses must act as change agents and provide leadership through quality improvement and service development to enhance people's wellbeing and experiences of health care.

NMC Essential Skills Clusters

This chapter will support the following ESCs:

Cluster: Care, Compassion and Communication

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